NYPD make arrests during anti-Israel March to secure Met Gala

By Carver Malone | May 9, 2024

A prompt response

More than 1,000 protesters advocating for Palestine clashed with the NYPD in close proximity to New York's Met Gala on Monday evening.
 

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The demonstrators, who had marched from Hunter College located a mile away, were met with a prompt response from the NYPD, who had prepared for the possibility of their presence near the star-studded event. Amid the clash, numerous protesters were arrested along Madison Avenue as the police worked to prevent any spillover onto neighboring Fifth Avenue, where the Met Gala was underway.
 

The protesters

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Initially successful in redirecting the protesters away from the Gala venue, the police managed to guide the majority of demonstrators down Park Avenue several blocks away. However, the situation escalated when some protesters breached metal barriers and proceeded to march down Fifth Avenue.